Alex Sonty

  • joined Mar 01, 2011
  • last login Nov 17, 2012
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Blogger at SBNation's, poli-sci professor at UIC and the City Colleges of Chicago, IPA-enthusiast

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Bulls fall to 5-4 in blowout to Clippers


The turnovers piled up early for the Bulls and buried them in a blowout to the Clippers in L.A.

Bulls-Clippers tonight: toughest challenge yet


The Bulls will be outmatched on many levels in their second game of the Circus Trip against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Saturday evening, but this is far from a no-chance game.

Bulls Free Agency: Guard options, centers available to replace Asik, general free agent market prices


A look back at how the market's played out so far, and what's left for the Bulls to pick from.

Chicago Bulls Free Agency Rumors: Kirk Hinrich, Delonte West on Bulls radar


Former Bull Kirk Hinrich has been reportedly on the Bulls radar for a couple of weeks; Delonte West is a name added to that reported list Friday.

2012 NBA Draft: Bulls pass on strong wing prospects for Kentucky PG Marquis Teague; goodbye, C.J.


The Bulls selection of Marquis Teague, 19-year-old Kentucky point guard, was a shock; but not only for his position. The shock was that Teague was even available, and the Bulls passed on other value.

2012 NBA Draft: Ranking the Bulls potential draft picks -- Will Barton, John Jenkins, Doron Lamb & more


Will Barton is the favorite to be available and picked by the Bulls, but there's little belief they'd pass up on the more NBA-ready, less long but more athletic Jeff Taylor.

2012 NBA Draft: Comparing mock drafts from around the web


Looking at mock drafts are most useful not for pinpoint predictions, but to see the ranges at which players are likely to go and display a good range of players who will be available to the Bulls;...

Chicago Bulls Offseason, 2012 NBA Draft: John Jenkins is a one-trick pony, but great at that trick


Every single piece of data on Jenkins' NCAA shooting jumps off the page. He moves well off the ball, but lacks lateral quickness. Other year's, he'd be a steal; this year, there are better options...

Chicago Bulls Offseason, 2012 NBA Draft: No need to gamble on Tyshawn Taylor


Someone rarely disputed -- if at all -- to be available to the Bulls at the 29th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft is Tyshawn Taylor. If Gar/Pax crunches the numbers to learn that keeping C.J. Watson for...

Chicago Bulls Offseason, 2012 NBA Draft: Dreaming of Quincy Miller


The 2012 NBA Draft is so full of depth that the Bulls could have a shot at one of the players with the biggest gap between their status quo and ceiling -- if not one of the highest ceilings at his...

Chicago Bulls Offseason, 2012 NBA Draft: A closer look at Orlando Johnson


In most mock drafts, Orlando Johnson is available for the Bulls to select at #29 in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. I have the Bulls selecting him at that spot because Johnson has the...

2012 NBA Draft: Pre-draft measurements of potential Bulls picks


All of the players in these spreadsheets won't be available to the Bulls, but they're all low-first-high-second round picks. In every draft, these names become interchangeable in mock drafts,...

2012 NBA Draft: Rising stock of bigs leave good SG options for Bulls at bottom of 1st round


The Bulls picking at #29 and looking for versatility -- shooting and ball handling to expand the offense, length and athleticism to fit with the defense -- will likely not be forced in deciding...

2012 NBA Draft Combine: Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard Jump High; Austin Rivers Unknowingly Shows Flaw


The NBA Draft Combine is in the books, and several big men saw their draft stock rise.

NBA Draft: Bulls target Will Barton is the best wing in the Draft, says self-aware Will Barton


Bigs getting attention is great for the Bulls for whom any and every little bump this bigs get gives the franchise a slightly better chance at having more options from which to choose among...

2012 NBA Draft Combine: Thomas Robinson Holds His Head (And Nose) Up High


Thomas Robinson comes out as one of the only people on the planet who thinks he, not Anthony Davis, ought to be the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He and other big men dominate the first day of...

Chicago Bulls Offseason Questions: Nikola Mirotic had a strong Euro season, but he'll likely stay there


After winning the Rising Stars Trophy in 2011 in the Euroleague, called him "the most productive player on arguably the best team in Europe". Everything pointed to a wait-and-see...

2012 NBA Draft: Bulls pre-draft workouts feature upperclassmen guards and bigs


The Bulls have begun their pre-draft workouts this week, as players come to Chicago for the 2012 NBA Draft Combine.

Chicago Bulls Offseason Questions: Bobcats future draft pick ownership and trade options


Everything you want to know about the draft pick the Bulls are owed from the Bobcats. When should Bulls fans expect to see it?

Luol Deng, 2012 Olympics: Britain 'constantly disappointed' by 'no support' from Bulls & NBA


Luol Deng is going to play for Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This seems to not even be up for discussion anymore. Chris Spice, the performance director for the British...

Chicago Bulls Offseason Questions: FAQ on using the Amnesty Provision to waive Carlos Boozer


The Bulls have the option to Amnesty Boozer. I wrote a post on where this would put the Bulls under the salary cap, but that using this option doesn't give the Bulls any more room to sign a free...

Chicago Bulls Offseason Questions: Using the Amnesty Provision on Carlos Boozer


The Amnesty Provision allows for any team to waive a player on the roster before July 1, 2011 -- "any new contract, extension, renegotiation or other amendment to his contract in the meantime"....

Brandon Marshall Highly Productive In Cold Weather


Brandon Marshall is good in cold weather.

Anthony Rizzo Bashing Through Minors, But Cubs Best Off Waiting For Call-Up


As 22-year old first baseman Anthony Rizzo continues to tear through Triple-A pitching, many Cubs fans are clamoring for the organization's best prospect to join the big league club. With the...

Chicago Bulls Offseason: CJ Watson recovering from feet injuries; told he'll be back for 2012-13


C.J. Watson said last week that the Bulls have already told him that they will exercise their option to keep him on the roster for 2012-13. He endured injuries throughout the season to interrupt...

Chicago Bulls Offseason Questions: Omer Asik is worth the large price


Omer Asik enters restricted free agency as a rare and valuable commodity, which may mean trouble for the Bulls.

Chicago Bulls Offseason Questions: 2012-13 Guaranteed Salaries, Team Options, Restricted Free Agents


The first look at what the Bulls will be facing with their salary cap questions this offseason: who's guaranteed under contract, who has a team option, who is a free agent, and how they can add up.

Bulls vs. Sixers, 2012 NBA Playoffs: Shortlist of what the Bulls did badly in Game 6


The Bulls weren't really exposed, as what went wrong was stuff: (a) we already knew they couldn't do; and (b) stuff they were able to do but didn't or decisions that were mistakes.

Bulls vs. Sixers, 2012 NBA Playoffs: Bulls eliminated from playoffs in Game 6 of first round


Fairly collective choke job by the Bulls in Game Six lose 79-78 to the 76ers.

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